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SOCHI, Russia (AP) - NBC's Bob Costas plans to make his return to NBC on Monday after being off the air for a week with an eye infection.
NBC said Sunday that "Today" host Matt Lauer will sub for Costas one last time on NBC's Sunday night telecast, and that Costas is preparing for his return in prime-time Monday.
The long-time Olympics host started duty in Sochi with one eye reddened from an infection that he hoped would clear up quickly. Instead, it spread to his other eye. It made his vision sight blurry and it was difficult for him to work, and his red eyes were a popular topic on social media.
Lauer and Meredith Vieira have filled in for him.
I thought Meredith looked great. Loved the white dress.
Meredith is a hottie. Lauer isn't.
Such a miserable thing to have. Have been there and would not wish it on anyone. Love light and prayers to you for comfort and recovery.
Damn!! and Vieriea and that other dude with the baby beard were doing so well. I was hoping they sent him home.
Frankly, I think Meredith did a better job!
I want Bob and Meredith what a combo.
Lets hope he doesn't go back to work too soon. If it was pink eye he was having trouble with that can be a problem. I hope he doesn't feel he has to get back on air to protect his job or position. What do the doctors say? Dennis
Cursed for being a progressive anti-gun and anti Redskins jerk.
Actually, for all his pedantic chatter, he's right on those two counts.
Why Costas? He is a hack.
No ..he's not a hack at all. But can be terrifically annoying, though.
NBC has it covered regardless. Everyone pitched in and the Olympics went on as predicted with professionalism - no one trying to steal the thunder from the other.... nice work!
And exactly who cares if he returns???
Dont like M. Lauer but has anyone missed Costas
Yes Costas is a pro, miss him and his great insight.