Late today the ECB announced that Ben will be taking an "indefinite break from all cricket with immediate effect."
The ECB further announced that Ben,
"has withdrawn from England's Test squad ahead of the LV= Insurance Test series against India starting next week to prioritise his mental wellbeing and to rest his left index finger, which has not fully healed since his return to competitive cricket earlier this month.
The ECB fully supports Ben's decision, and we will continue to help him during this period away from the game."
Thank you to all those who have sent messages of support to Ben.
The full announcement can be read on the ECB website.