Rick Bowmer, Associated Press
Utah Jazz guard Dante Exum (11) shoots during practice before the start of their NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in Salt Lake City.

Utah Jazz guard Dante Exum will be taking another big step in his return from an injury that has kept him out since the preseason.

The Jazz announced on Tuesday morning that they have assigned him to the Salt Lake City Stars to participate in a practice.

This is the second time the Jazz have sent a player to the Stars as part of the injury rehab process, as they did with Alec Burks on Jan. 11 of last year. He played for Salt Lake City that night and was recalled the next day.

It is not entirely clear when Exum will be recalled by Utah.

The fourth-year guard out of Australia suffered a left shoulder injury Oct. 6 when he collided with Phoenix Suns forward TJ Warren.