TV personality Al Roker attends the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter on March 2, 2014 in West Hollywood, California

TV personality Al Roker attends the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter on March 2, 2014 in West Hollywood, California

*One day after it was announced that Al Roker and his “Today” co-host Matt Lauer will be in “Sharknado 2,” he was mysteriously missing from Thursday’s “Today” show.

Turns out it was a bad shoulder, not a flying shark that kept him away. Roker tweeted:

It is not clear how long it will take him to recover, though the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons says that rotator cuff surgery patients typically wear shoulder slings after the procedure and practice physical therapy exercises for several weeks.

Dylan Dreyer filled in for Roker on Wednesday, while the “Today” show wished him the best:

Below, Wednesday’s “Sharknado 2″ announcement.

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