Jed Lowrie didn’t just have foot surgery in the past month - he also had surgery for a deviated septum, a condition he hadn’t realized he had until recently, believing he just had sinus trouble.

“I didn’t think anything of it, and then I saw an ear, nose and throat specialist and it turns out it wasn’t just a deviated septum, there were also two bone spurs,” Lowrie told The Chronicle by phone from his home in Houston. “My sleep had been messed up for a long time, I realized.”

Lowrie probably had had the issue since being hit in the nose with a ball in 2006, he believes. Last week, he had surgery in Houston to correct the problem and he finally should be able to get a good night’s rest for the first time in years - well, except for the fact that he and his wife, Milessa, are expecting their second child next week.