Trey Burke cleared for individual drills following finger surgery

Utah Jazz point guard Trey Burke is able to take part in solo basketball drills after being cleared by the surgeon that repaired his fractured index finger.

Trey Burke has been cleared to take part in solo basketball drills following surgery to repair his fractured finger.

The Utah Jazz point guard underwent the operation last month after breaking his right index finger during a pre-season game against the Los Angeles Clippers.

The team confirmed that the 2013 first-round Draft pick met with his surgeon earlier this week, and will continue physical therapy as well as strength and conditioning work before meeting with the doctor again later this month.

The Jazz also released Jamaal Tinsley, who was signed as cover for Burke.

Trey Burke #3 of the Utah Jazz poses for a portrait during the 2013 NBA rookie photo shoot at the MSG Training Center on August 6, 2013
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