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Bob Costas is making his return to Winter Olympics primetime coverage after an incredibly pesky eye infection kept him sidelined from his duties in Sochi.

The veteran sportscaster, as well as his hipster glasses, will anchor on Monday evening, NBC has confirmed. Matt Lauer will fill in for Costas tonight.

"Back in action on the set today, Bob Costas returns tomorrow night! ," the NBC Olympics handle tweeted on Sunday, along with a photo of Costas wearing his Harry Potter-esque frames.

Costas began the games with eye problems and revealed his condition during the first night of coverage.

"Bear with me for a moment as I spare my friends in the press office countless inquiries," the 61-year-old said on Feb. 6. "I have no choice to go all Peabody and Sherman on you for the next couple of nights since I woke up this morning with my left eye swollen shut and just about as red as the old Soviet flag."

Costas put up a good fight but he called up the Today anchor from the "bullpen" on Tuesday.

"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,'' he told Lauer on Today on Tuesday.  "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.''

According to NBC, Tuesday night was the first time since 1998 that their Olympics coverage had been anchored by anyone other than Costas.

And the streak would continue for Lauer pulling doubly duty on Wednesday and Thursday, before Meredith Vieira filled in on Friday and Saturday.

Vieira made history by becoming the first woman to ever anchor NBC's primetime coverage solo, per NBC.

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