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.
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