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Savannah Guthrie, ‘Today’ show co-host has a torn retina and recovering after her son threw a toy train at her face.
USA TODAY

Savannah Guthrie missed her Wednesday “Today” show appearance for eye surgery following an accident that left her with a torn retina last month. 

“I’m sure some folks are waking up and going ‘Where is Savannah this morning?’ ” said co-host Hoda Kotba, joined by “Today” co-anchor Craig Melvin. “She’s going to keep us posted. So we wish for her very speedy recovery.” 

After announcing Nov. 27 that she suffered an injury when her 3-year-old son, Charley, threw a toy train at her eye, the TV host had five laser treatments before Wednesday’s retinal detachment surgery. Ophthalmologist Dr. Annie Negrin told the show that the surgery can require patients to be face down at all times for up to three weeks. 

Savannah Guthrie joined Craig Melvin, Hoda Kotb and Al Roker at the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting on Dec. 4, trading her contacts for a pair of glasses after suffering a torn retina. (Photo: Steven Ferdman, Getty Images)

“The vision is getting better every day, but I’m still blurry,” Guthrie said last week. “Right now it’s like having one contact (lens) in and (one) out. When it first started though, it was like a complete blur. I couldn’t have seen anything.”

She shares two children – Vale, 5, and Charley – with husband Michael Feldman.

Guthrie was still able to make it to co-host the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade alongside Kotb. She was under doctor’s orders to take it easy, but previously said she hoped to be back in action for the parade. Sure enough, she was in her usual spot next to Kotb on the parade route Thursday morning, sporting a pair of glasses.

Contributing: Rasha Ali, Amy Haneline

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