Costas out for a 2nd night of Sochi coverage due to eye infection

Costas out for a 2nd night of Sochi coverage due to eye infection

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NBC sportscaster Bob Costas attends the game between the Denver Broncos and the Kansas City Chiefs at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on November 17, 2013 in Denver, Colorado.

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by The Associated Press

The Associated Press

Posted on February 12, 2014 at 10:39 AM

Updated Wednesday, Feb 12 at 10:39 AM

An eye infection will keep Bob Costas off NBC's prime-time Olympic broadcast for a second straight night.
    
Costas said on a "Today" show phone call Wednesday that his eyes are so sensitive that they are tearing up even in dim light. Matt Lauer will again replace him.
    
Costas began the Olympics with a viral infection in his left eye, replacing his contact lenses with glasses. By Monday, the infection had spread to his right eye, both so reddened they became a topic of conversation for people watching the telecasts in the United States.
    
Lauer is doing double duty on the "Today" show, broadcast in mid-afternoon Sochi time and the prime-time broadcast done in the middle of the night local time.

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