Peter Robl's career in the saddle is officially over with the popular jockey being forced in to retirement due to injury.

The news Robl had been expecting was delivered by his specialist on Thursday, the damage to his neck and spine from a fall at Scone in January are too severe to risk riding again.

"I don't need an operation at the moment because my neck is stable but I've still got pins and needles in my hands and feet, they may improve, they may not," he said.

"I've been expecting this news, I knew it was pretty much over but it is still hard to be finally told it is finished.

"If I risk it and come back I could end up in a nursing home, I'm lucky I can still walk around."

The 42-year-old is weighing up whether he will continue to pursue a career in the industry.

Robl helped Wendy Walter following the unfortunate passing of Guy and has a close association with the Anthony Cummings stable.

Originally based in country New South Wales, Robl was a highly successful bush jockey before making the move to Sydney seven years ago.

He rode four Group 1 winners with his first being Dealer Principal in the 2008 Rosehill Guineas. (racing network)