Matt Lauer Shoulder Surgery

Matt Lauer is recuperating from surgery to repair the shoulder he separated when he fell off his bike avoiding a deer over the weekend.

The TODAY Show co-host was riding his bike on Long Island over weekend when a deer jumped in his path. The 51-year-old “flew over the handlebars” as he tried to avoid the animal. Luckily, Matt was wearing a helmet.

Fellow anchor Ann Curry says the operation went “very well,” but Matt is probably in “a lot of pain.”

NBC correspondent Lester Holt, who’s is filing in for the recovering Matt, says the longtime anchor hopes to be back on the show later this week.