Bob Costas Sidelined by Eye Infection

PHOTO: NBC broadcaster Bob Costas now has an infection in both of his eyes, sparking humor from Costas, and a range of internet reaction PlayDoug Pensinger/Getty Images
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A double-dose of pinkeye is keeping Bob Costas on the sidelines.

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Matt Lauer will replace the sportscaster in tonight's primetime Olympics coverage after his eye infection spread, NBC announced.

Costas's eye infection has been a lingering talking point throughout the Sochi Olympics, ever since he took the air Thursday wearing glasses, his left eye reddened and watery.

After the infection spread, he turned to vodka -- downing booze alongside fellow on-air personality Mary Carillo on last night's episode of "Olympic Late Night."

Costas joked about his pinkeye before drinking the liquor.

"My eyes can't get any redder, no matter what I do," he said.

"I'll drink to that," Carillo responded, laughing.

"Down the hatch," he said, finishing his drink. "Tomorrow morning I'll be lying on a curb in Minsk."

Instead, Costas is resting, hoping his pinkeye improves.

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