Bob Costas’ Sochi nightmare appears to be nearing its end.
The longtime NBC Olympic host, who has been absent since Tuesday as he recovers from an eye infection, told The New York Times’ Rich Sandomir that he hopes to return to the 2014 Winter Olympics anchor desk within the next two days.
Bob Costas tells me that he hopes--emphasis on hopes--for a return to anchor desk in Sochi on Monday or Tuesday night—
Richard Sandomir (@RichSandomir) February 16, 2014
“Today” show host Matt Lauer will continue to fill in for Costas in the meantime. Meredith Vieira has also subbed in for Costas during his absence, becoming the first woman to anchor NBC’s primetime Olympic coverage.