"I was told if I don't feel pretty good and I still feel something in my wrist it should be over for the season and try to work on my wrist and try coming into next year [100 percent]," Franco said.
Franco plans to play winter ball in Venezuela, but only if the Phillies clear him to play. There is absolutely no reason to risk further injury to Franco, who became the team's best hitter since his promotion in May.
"I feel my wrist is pretty good," Franco said. "I've done a few exercises in the weight room, and it's getting better. It's getting very good.
"It's a big day for me. I want to come back healthy, I want to come back and not feeling anything in my wrist. That's what I want to do right now."
Todd Zolecki is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his Phillies blog The Zo Zone, follow him on Twitter and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.