GMA executives are rumored as hoping Roberts will return as early as February to help boost their ratings hike over the flailing TODAY show, but know it is highly unlikely. According to TMZ, sources linked to Roberts and the show say her “medical issues make an earlier return way too risky, because her immune system is extremely weak.”
Still, Roberts’ doctors are pleased and her health is progressing as expected, according to TMZ‘s sources. But she will not be ready to reclaim her post on the top-rated morning show for another 5 to 6 months. Although, Roberts would love to get back to work sooner, she realizes sticking to the schedule is necessary for a strong recovery.
No matter the outcome, well wishes continue to pour in for the widely-loved anchor in the form of cards and emails.