Jonathan Trott's decision to return home from the Ashes were not influenced by David Warner's comments that his display was "poor and weak".
Australia's David Warner described Jonathan Trott as "poor and weak" after the batsman struggled against the bowling of Mitchell Johnson in the opening Ashes Test.
When asked if Warner's comments had had a direct influence on Trott's exit, Andy Flower said: "That would be inaccurate. As I said earlier, Jonathan has been struggling with this condition for quite a while and has managed it very successfully but we've been on tour for about a month.
"He's had his ups and downs through that month and it is not directly related to that."
However, Flower did describe the comments as "disrespectful".
Jonathan Trott needs "time, support and space" to recover from his stress-related condition, the Managing Director of England Cricket has said.
“Jonathan Trott is an incredibly talented cricketer who has proven himself time and again for England. The cricket side of things is unimportant now, all that matters is that Jonathan is given the time, support and space he needs to recover," Hugh Morris said.
"We fully support his decision to leave the tour and the ECB will provide all the assistance we can to help Jonathan and his family through this period. Jonathan has asked for privacy while he recovers and I would urge everyone to respect that.”