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Old 03-23-09, 10:44 AM   #1
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Matt Lauer (50+ rider) hits a deer on his bike..

NEW YORK – A flip off his bicycle took "Today" show co-host Matt Lauer off the air Monday with a shoulder injury.

Lauer, 51, was riding his bicycle this weekend when a deer jumped into his path. He flipped over the bike's handlebars and was slightly hurt, NBC said.

"Today" show publicist Megan Kopf said Lauer separated his shoulder and was scheduled to have surgery Monday.

"He's doing well, and we hope to have him back on `Today' later this week," Kopf said in an e-mail.

Lauer's broadcast partner, Meredith Vieira, joked on the air that Lauer thinks the deer was hired by the competition.

"Matt's banged up with a displaced shoulder, it popped out," she said. "So hopefully he'll be on the mend soon."

Lester Holt filled in as Vieira's co-host Monday
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Old 03-23-09, 11:14 AM   #2
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Matt Lauer is 51? Holy crap, he's better preserved than even me!
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Old 03-23-09, 11:23 AM   #3
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How old was the deer?
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Old 03-23-09, 11:29 AM   #4
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Did they say what bike he was riding.....?
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the deer was riding a bike?
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Old 03-23-09, 11:53 AM   #6
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Is the bike OK? I just got's to know.
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Old 03-23-09, 12:06 PM   #7
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the deer was riding a bike?
Do antlers count as a helmet?

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Old 03-23-09, 12:56 PM   #8
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So if it were blind it would have no eye deer??
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Old 03-23-09, 01:22 PM   #9
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Did they say what bike he was riding.....?
Probably a John Deere.

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Old 03-23-09, 01:36 PM   #10
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NBC has a deer doing the morning news???
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Was the deer on his lawn? Or he on its?
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Matt is 51. I am impressed. Haven't noticed him on the 50+ forum.
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Matt is 51. I am impressed. Haven't noticed him on the 50+ forum.
He's often seen on the "need the scoop on Pardeeville from Tom Bombadil" thread.
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Old 03-23-09, 02:31 PM   #14
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If he's been riding a lowracer, he could have gone right under that sucker and not crashed.
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Old 03-23-09, 02:46 PM   #15
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Matt is 51. I am impressed. Haven't noticed him on the 50+ forum.
He posts under the name pcad.
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Old 03-23-09, 03:33 PM   #16
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I've had deer run in front of me during fast descents - scary, because you know you'd be on the floor and they'd be kicking you and biting you until you got untangled or whatever.
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my son did the same last august. he was desending a hill and t-boned a big doe at about 40 mph. he ended with a lot of road rash. bike was totaled, carbon frame broke behind the head set. of course the zip front wheel was badly damaged. oh the deer was killed so i guess the son won. it occured 4 weeks before the ironman wisconsin that he was training for all year and had to pull out of. he did get 6 grand from the insurance company.
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Some folks will do anything for a buck.
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Is Lauer a road biker?

I'm lucky I haven't hit a deer, knock on wood.
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Who knew that deer were such activist media critics?
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Matt is 51. I am impressed. Haven't noticed him on the 50+ forum.
Chipcom scared him off!
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Who is Matt Lauer? But also, did he hit the deer, or just jump on the brakes when the deer got in front of him? It is not clear. It may be that he did not make contact with the deer but came close and spilled it, braking.
Deer have killed people on motorcycles, probably also cars.
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Who is Matt Lauer? But also, did he hit the deer, or just jump on the brakes when the deer got in front of him? It is not clear. It may be that he did not make contact with the deer but came close and spilled it, braking.
Deer have killed people on motorcycles, probably also cars.
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"Vieira said that the deer apparently leapt in front of Lauer, who slammed on his brakes to avoid a collision. The sudden stop threw him off the bike and onto his shoulder. Luckily, Lauer was wearing a helmet.

Lauer, 51, is an avid cyclist who has ridden a bike on TODAY on a number of occasions, most recently around the Olympic velodrome in Beijing. He also rode a bike last year in the Netherlands during his annual “Where in the World is Matt Lauer?” globe-girdling trip. "
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