Alternatively, the freeing element of writing in third person can have the opposite effect. Yes, you can report a conversation to the reader, but they are still hearing the story from the outside looking in. Not only do you have to know their emotions and motivations, you have to know where they are physically.
Felled, dazed, silent, he has fallen; knocked full length on the cobbles of the yard. You should know.
This works wonders in action scenes. Where possible, reveal character description in relation to the immediate action in a scene.
He takes the approach of an invisible bystander that observes all the actions of the characters.