Luck, Colts preparing for preseason's first game in Seattle

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) throws during practice at the NFL football team's training camp, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
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WESTFIELD, Ind. (WTHR) - After weeks of hitting each other, it's time for the Colts to beat up on somebody else.

Wednesday was a travel day for the team as they head 2,200 miles northwest to open the preseason against the Seattle Seahawks.

"Now it's time. Every NFL team at this time is the same way. We're ready to hit somebody else," head coach Frank Reich admits. "Looking forward to tidying things up and seeing how we test out against Seattle Thursday night."

Thursday night's game will be a first for Reich as a head coach but all eyes will be on Andrew Luck. When he takes the field, it'll have been 585 days since the quarterback's last NFL snap. After spending the last 19 months sidelined with a shoulder injury, he's now appreciating the game more than ever.

"There were one or two moments when I wondered if am I ever going to be able do this again," Luck said. "Certainly this isn't what I've been working for this whole time but in the same vain it is another step in this journey and one that is just about the next on right now and that's really exciting and fun."

Luck says he plans to take Thursday's game one play at a time and wants to stick to fundamentals. He's also aware things may not be perfect.

"I do feel like I'm a little more patient with myself. In turn, it's made me more patient with others. It's been really positive also for my relationships with my girlfriend which is probably the most positive part of it."

Luck says it'll be a long morning on Thursday with kickoff set for 10 o'clock eastern. He admits he's nervous but more than anything he's excited to be back on the field.