Article reposted from The New Orleans Advocate
The Saints apparently made some changes to their training staff this offseason that flew under the radar.
Beau Lowery was elevated to director of sports medicine after spending the previous two seasons as director of rehabilitation. Scottie Patton still remains as head athletic trainer.
In the team’s media guide, Lowery is listed as the first name under the heading of “sports medicine.” In the 2016 media guide, Patton had top billing under the heading of “athletic training.” Lowery was listed second.
This change happened before the misdiagnosis on Delvin Breaux’s broken fibula led to the firing of two team orthopedists.
Lowery spent two years as a physical therapist at the Baton Rouge Orthopedic Clinic before landing with the Saints and served as an associate athletic trainer/physical therapist at LSU from 2004-210, working primarily with the baseball team. He also worked with the men’s golf and cheerleading programs.
Prior to working with LSU, he spent three summers with the Pittsburgh Steelers.