Skip to main content
  1. News
  2. Top News

Bob Costas eye: What is wrong with Bob Costas' eye now?

See also

Bob Costas' eye problems have gotten worse. The anchor who is in Sochi covering the Olympics now has a double eye infection and he was forced to take a day off today because of it. On Feb. 11, Today reported that Matt Lauer is sitting in for Bob Costas today as his pinkeye spread from one eye to the other.

"Reluctantly, I was trying to throw a complete game here, but I think we're going to have to go to the bullpen, and I don't know if you're aware of this or not, but you're Mariano Rivera, at least tonight. Let's hope it's only tonight. I'm walking around, I might as well be playing 'Marco Polo.' I have no idea where I am," Costas told Lauer over the phone.

Bob Costas' eye was very swollen causing him to wear glasses for the first few days of his Olympic coverage. Each time he was on television, people couldn't help but wonder what was going on with his eye and why it was so swollen and red. As previously reported, Costas was diagnosed with pinkeye -- which is very contagious. So contagious, in fact, that the infection has spread to his other eye.

"I just feel bad for him. He looks forward to these Games for so long, and he's the best that's ever done it. If he could be in that seat, he'd be in that seat," said Matt Lauer.

Hopefully Bob Costas' eye infection will heal soon. A typical pinkeye infection lasts 7-10 days.

© Effie Orfanides 2014

Advertisement

News

  •  Day 17
    Israel continues their ravaging bombardment on Gaza as the conflict wages on
    Video
    Video
  • MH17 victims arrive home
    40 bodies of the MH17 plane crash return to a somber homecoming in Holland
    Top News
  • Military advisers to Ukraine
    President Obama announces the deployment of military advisers to Ukraine
    Politics
  • Bubonic plague in China
    A bubonic plague outbreak in Yumen prompts China to quarantine the city
    World News
  • Air Algierie disappearance
    A flight headed from Burkina Faso to Algeria disappears from radar over Mali
    Headlines
  • Windows Phone training portal
    Microsoft launches Windows Phone training portal in attempt to woo consumers
    Tech

Related Videos:

  • Sunscreen
    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/RmlwG4Oz8-w?VQ=HD720&amp;allowfullscreen=true&amp;autoplay=1"></iframe>
  • Barracuda attack: 5-foot barracuda leaps into boat, attacks 13-year-old Fla. boy
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/5i-gkWmPGJU?VQ=HD720&amp;allowfullscreen=true&amp;autoplay=1"></iframe>
  • Drunk man almost opens plane door during flight, major scare
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518339605" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=518339605&autoStart=true"></div>